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Making communities stronger in a public health crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted all of us quickly in early 2020. Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield and other Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) companies, driven by deep-rooted connections to their communities, took immediate, wide-ranging action during the COVID-19 pandemic, providing premium relief, distributing millions of PPE supplies, ensuring access...

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Dr. Nash webinar on COVID-19

COVID-19 vaccinations are open to everyone in Arkansas and Dr. Creshelle Nash, one of our medical directors, has been busy hosting educational webinars to educate Arkansans about the vaccine. One of the more recent webinars included some discussion about the delta variant. Tune in to hear Dr. Nash answer Arkansans'...

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Employee Burnout!

The COVID-19 pandemic has redefined “workday” for millions of Americans. Many employers have switched to remote offices to protect their workforce’s physical health and have implemented new policies to safeguard those whose jobs cannot be performed remotely. Even before the pandemic, four in 10 employees stated that they struggled to...

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Innovative technology enabling consumer-driven healthcare outcomes

The pandemic and post-pandemic economy mean employers are looking for resources that help their employees stay healthy and manage chronic conditions. Employees are using technology to make appointments, review test results, search for providers and find treatment options. Technology is enhancing patient-provider communication, promoting shared decision making and driving patient...

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Opioid overdoses up amid pandemic

The COVID-19 era has not been easy on anyone, but the virus—with its stressors and social isolation—has created an additional struggle for people who battle opioid use disorder. According to first-glance data from 2020, opioid overdose deaths are up close to 10% in Arkansas from June 2019 to June 2020.[1]...

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COVID-19: What can your company expect?

As we adjust to a world with COVID-19, employers face a host of questions and uncertainties about new topics such as vaccination and vaccine financing, future costs, long-term health and wellness of affected employees, return-to-work best practices and more. Our webinar seeks to answer some of those questions.

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A COVID-19 vaccine is on the way

The race to develop a safe vaccine against COVID-19 has led to the development of more than 50 clinical trials of vaccines in people around the world1, with many offering real hope for long-term protection in the near future. In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Returning to the office?

Arkansas employers may be planning to bring employees and customers back to your business. We don’t profess to have all the answers, but we do have some suggestions that might make it easier.

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Are all tests for COVID-19 covered?

Over the past few weeks, we've been receiving questions about the various types of COVID-19 tests that are currently available and how they will be covered going forward, particularly as organizations formalize return-to-work plans. We hope the following information adds clarity to this issue for you. The central question is...